Image:Johan Nicolai Madvig - Imagines philologorum.jpg|thumb|right|Johan Nicolai Madvig
'''Johan Nicolai Madvig''' (; 7 August 1804 – 12 December 1886), was a Denmark|Danish philologist
and Kultus Minister of Denmark|Kultus Minister
He was born on the island of Bornholm
. He was educated at the classical school of Frederiksborg and the University of Copenhagen
. In 1828 he became reader, and in 1829 professor of Latin
language and literature at Copenhagen
, and in 1832 was appointed university librarian. In 1848 Madvig entered parliament as a member of the "Eider-Danish" part—those who desired the Eider River|Eider
to be the boundary of the country. When this party came into power Madvig became Kultus Minister in the Cabinet of Moltke II
and Cabinet of Moltke III|III
, but left the cabinet on 7 December 1851 as a protest against the government's unity state program.
In 1852 be became...